Follow key reporting on the Obama administration’s signature policy initiative.
The rocky rollout of HealthCare.gov, the website for people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, has garnered a lot of attention from the media as well as technology analysts. Here's our daily roundup of some of the key reports you may have missed:
Administration officials are asking people who failed to sign up for a health plan at HealthCare.gov to give it another shot, NBC reported. But insurers remain worried about the online federal exchange and are pitching a Plan B, where people eligible for subsidies could sign up directly through the insurers’ websites, AtlanticWire reports. Obama officials have said no.
Meanwhile, Senate Democrats are worried about the political fallout from HealthCare.gov’s problems and are scrambling to neutralize the threat, National Journal reports. Among them, North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagen plans to ask for GAO and the HHS inspector general to conduct a full investigation of the problems surrounding the website’s rollout. Even former President Bill Clinton is piling on, saying the law should be changed to allow insured Americans to keep their plans if they like them.
Not every website associated with Obamacare is having problems. MyCancellation.com, created by the conservative group Independent Women’s Voice, is compiling cancellation letters insurers sent people who liked their insurance but couldn’t keep it under Obamacare. Unfortunately for Obama, this site is working well.